The winner of this year’s Miss Humanity Beauty Pageant would advocate against child labour, HIV and AIDS Discrimination, domestic violence and abuse, genocide, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, hunger, poverty and the lack of access to good drinking water.
Mr Adjei Anang, Chief Executive Officer of “Xclusive” Productions Ghana Limited, organizers of Ghana’s Miss Humanity Beauty Pageant told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview on Tuesday that, “the pageant is open to young ladies aged between 16 to 27, who have a strong passion for community and humanitarian service.
He said the contest would also serve as a platform to educate and promote tourism, as all contestants were expected to engage in social activities with businesses and government to benefit humankind through charity.
Miss Humanity International is an innovative pageant with headquarters in Bridgetown, Barbados. Its sole objective is to promote and raise awareness about humanitarian causes worldwide.
Ms. Stephanie F. Yates, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Miss Humanity International explained that the pageant was by far, the most extensive pageantry effort in promoting the host nation’s tourism industry.
She said hosting it in Barbados enables the country to reveal to the world its many beautiful facets, from the bustling cities, the idyllic towns to the sun-kissed beaches.
“With the country’s unique melting pot of cultures, memories of Barbados would linger the longest in the contestants’ minds,” she stated in a commendation statement to Ghana for joining the rest of the world for the 2012 Miss Humanity programme.
Ms Yates said the contest also served as a platform to educate and promote tourism and cultural exchange among the participating beauty queens, “Miss Humanity International is the proverbial vehicle; capturing the essence of the host country and its way of life through the eyes of these beauties”.
Activities lined up for selecting Ghana’s representative includes audition; runway and fashion week; sales and promotion of sponsors products at selected centres; body screening competition; general cleaning in a heath facility and donations to orphanages.
Awards for the contest includes: “Beauty on a Mission”; most outstanding Humanitarian project and Humanitarian Queens of The Continents – Africa, America, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean and Europe.
Others are Best Talent; Miss Photogenic; Miss Congeniality; Best Interview; Best Swimwear; Best Gown; and Best National Costume.